Pension Tax Opposition on This Weekend in Jacksonville

August 15, 2016

Tom Majadanics talks with Kent Justice of News4Jax about the failures of Mayor Curry's pension sales tax proposal, Country Referendum 1. He encourages voters to "Vote No" on the sales tax proposal on August 30, 2016.

Read: Referendum 1 Totally Fails to Reform Pension

Listen: Arash Kamiar's in-depth interview w/ Tom Majdanics on opposition to Curry's sales tax proposal, Referendum 1

Tom Majdanics is the Founding Executive Director & CEO of KIPP Jacksonville Schools.  KIPP, the Knowledge is Power Program, is a national network of open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools with a track record of preparing students in educationally underserved communities for success in college and life.  KIPP currently serves 80,000 students in 200 schools across the nation, including three schools in Jacksonville with nearly 1,000 students.  In 2014, Tom was named an “Ultimate CEO” by the Jacksonville Business Journal.

Tom serves on the Florida State College at Jacksonville Board of Trustees, appointed by Governor Rick Scott in 2013.  He previously served on the boards of the Jacksonville Children’s Commission, Hubbard House, and was a member of the Jacksonville Journey anti-crime task force.  He is a graduate of Orange Park High School and earned a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia, an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Chicago.

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